Ambassador Wolff, who is chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council and also a former U.S. Trade Representative General Counsel, is a well-known trade policy figure, with particular experience in dealing with markets in Asia. He was part of a team that pioneered the concept of conducting and authoring exhaustive economic studies of industries plagued by unfair trade practices, then employing those studies to convince appropriate government officials to take action under the rules of trade. He served as U.S. Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations in the administration of President Carter with the rank of ambassador. As Deputy, he played a key role in the formulation of American trade policy and its implementation, including leading international trade negotiations for the U.S.
He received his received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and B.A. from Harvard University.